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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have placed among the nation’s premier children’s hospitals in all 10 pediatric specialties, and best in Bay Area in 5.

The hospitals ranked among the top 25 in eight of the 10 specialties and were best in the Bay Area in five practices – cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology — according to U.S. News & World Report, which released the results of its best pediatric hospitals on June 21, 2016.

The 2016-17 results mark the 10th year of publication of the pediatric rankings, which serve as a guide to hospitals that lead in treating the sickest children.

“We are delighted that once again UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among those highly acclaimed hospitals listed by U.S. News,” said Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “Our physicians, nurses, other patient care workers – all of us – take the care of the children and families we serve very seriously. They drive our aspirations for excellence in care and research in the pediatric field.”

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals include campuses in San Francisco and in Oakland. The two hospitals affiliated in January 2014.

“The outstanding patient care and treatments at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are supported by the hospitals’ world-class research and the education of residents,” said Bert Lubin, MD, chief executive officer of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a pediatrician. “Our rankings demonstrate the value of the services we provide to all children in our community, as well as nationally and globally.”

The rankings are based on clinical data from 183 pediatric centers and on the opinions of nearly 11,000 surveyed pediatric specialists and subspecialists. Among the factors taken into consideration are clinical outcomes, efficiency and co-ordination of care delivery, infection control, compliance with best practices, and resources including number of nurses and availability of programs for certain conditions. Among the hospitals evaluated, 78 were ranked in at least one specialty.

The rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

The complete rankings for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals for 2016-17 are:

 10 Diabetes & Endocrinology  Best in Bay Area
 15 Urology  Best in Bay Area
 16 Cancer  Best in Bay Area
 16 Nephrology
 17 Neonatology  Best in Bay Area
 18 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
 21 Neurology & Neurosurgery  Best in Bay Area
 25 Pulmonology  
 38 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
 47  Orthopaedics

The complete list of children’s hospital rankings is available online and will be published in the Best Hospitals print guide.  U.S. News will publish its best adult hospital rankings on Aug. 2, 2016.

About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among the nation’s finest pediatric medical centers, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Their expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, as well as the care of critically ill newborns.

The nonprofit UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are committed to providing outstanding care to children in the Bay Area, California and beyond. They are known nationally and internationally for basic and clinical research, and are at the forefront of translating research into interventions for treating and preventing diseases. The San Francisco campus is part of UC San Francisco, whose schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing lead the nation in research grants from the National Institutes of Health. The Oakland campus has a highly regarded pediatric residency program and is one of only five ACS Pediatric level I trauma centers in California.